Cardiac Technician



OFO No: 321106




Other names for Cardiac Technician:

  • Cardiac Technologist
  • Cardiographer
  • Cardiology Technician
  • ECG Technician
  • Echocardiographer
  • Electrocardiograph Technician


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What is a Cardiac Technician? 

A Cardiac Technician assists Cardiologists. They conduct tests on patients using specialised equipment to help diagnose, monitor and treat heart disease. 

What does a Cardiac Technician do?

  • prepares equipment and instruments
  • makes sure patient understand procedures
  • makes patient feel comfortable
  • monitors patient during procedures
  • follows prescription from medical doctor
  • keeps up to date records

Are you . . . ?

  • interested in studying the heart?
  • caring?
  • observant?
  • reliable?
  • responsible?
  • a team player?
  • punctual?

How do I become a Cardiac Technician? 


National Diploma in Clinical Technology

  • Central University of Technology
  • Durban University of Technology
  • Tshwane University of Technology

Bachelor of Technology (BTech) in Clinical Technology 

  • At the same institutions 

Designation: Only those registered with the HPCSA may use the title Cardiac Technologist


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  • HPCSA: Health Professions Council of South Africa


OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER: Pharmacist or Microbiologist

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